Cottage Grove was buzzing with activity Last Wednesday, October 25th, as nearly 100 business owners, mentors and community partners came together to celebrate entrepreneurship at the Cottage Grove Business Challenge Gala. $10,000 in prize money was awarded to the three top finishers in the challenge that attracted 24 applicants. The… read more →
On Wed October 25th Cottage Grove is celebrating local entrepreneurship at The Cottage Grove Business Challenge Gala. The community is invited to attend. Twenty-four local businesses responded to the challenge by submitting executive summaries for their respective business or idea. The diverse group of entrants represents a variety of industries… read more →
There are a lot more startup dreams than startup successes. Typically nine out of ten startups have failed within 5 years after opening their doors. This high rate of failure is due almost entirely to the lack of proof of concept for the prospective business or the product itself. Too… read more →
There is a renaissance happening in downtown Springfield. Quietly, a thriving community of startups, entrepreneurs, and new businesses are helping to transform Springfield’s downtown Main St. area and beyond into an energetic hub of innovation and enterprise. The synergy that has come with the arrival of the new entrepreneurs has… read more →
Oregon is helping startups and small businesses prepare to compete for Federal SBIR/STTR funding grants to kickstart innovation across the state.